News and Announcements

19th August, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Dear friends in Christ,

Last Sunday, as most of you know, we formally adopted a coat of arms for the Parish. The top section with the two hearts is taken from the personal coat of arms of our patron, Bl. John Henry Newman. The bottom section with the ancient crown refers to the Kingship of Christ, and illustrates our motto, “Seek first the Kingdom of God”. The fleur-de-lys of the crown honours Our Lady, under whose protection we forever place ourselves. Today, we will renew the consecration of our Parish to Her Immaculate Heart. In these ever more trying times, we can take courage and consolation in the assurance that in the end, Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart will triumph. If at all possible, let us be present at Holy Mass this coming Wednesday (22nd August) for the feast of the Immaculate Heart.

Throughout the Church - which remains always the Holy Church of God despite the sins of her members - true reform is gathering pace, even as the corruption of the powerful is uncovered. This last week, I had the joy of visiting the Brisbane Oratory in Formation, which now numbers 8 members (3 priests and 5 students). Brs Shawn Murphy and John Henry Nguyen are flourishing - please keep them and all of the Oratorians in your prayers. Also, on Wednesday (Our Lady’s Assumption) the great news was announced that Notre Dame Priory now has a permanent home! The foundation now numbers 11, including the Prior. Let us thank God and His Mother for these great works of grace!  

A group of 75 clergy, lay scholars, and prominent public intellectuals have taken the unprecedented step of issuing an open appeal to the College of Cardinals, urging them to tell Pope Francis to teach the authentic Catholic doctrine on the death penalty. The full details, including the text of the petition and the list of the signatories, is here:

The Latin Mass Society of Australia has a limited number of places for a Black Tie dinner in honour of His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke , to be held at the Melbourne Savage Club on Saturday, 13th October. Further details are available in the flyers in the vestibule. To book, go to: There will be a Parish event (BBQ lunch) with Cardinal Burke on Sunday, 14th October, following Confirmations and Pontifical Mass, at which all will be welcome. The Parish luncheon will be followed by a talk by His Eminence, at which everyone will also be welcome.

Legion of Mary: the Legion meets at Maryvale on Saturdays between 8.45-9.45 am (those attending may wish to hear either the 8 am or 10 am Mass). New members are welcome. Inquiries: Pierre-Henri Berard, .

Catechesis for children and adults is held on Saturdays at 11 am – new attendees are welcome. Please contact Fr Tattersall with any inquiries.

Christus Rex pilgrimage (26th – 28th October, 2018): registrations are open for this year’s pilgrimage in honour of Christ the King. For more details, or to register, go to

First Holy Communion (Sunday, 16th December): those who wish to have their children make their First Holy Communion (preceded by First Confession) are invited to register before the end of August, by way of an email to the Secretary. The usual age for first Confession and Holy Communion is 7 or 8. Sacramental preparation will commence in September.

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

19th August to 26th August

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (19th Aug)

8.00 am, 10.30 am (Solemn Mass) and 5.00 pm. (Saturday 18th August – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)

13th Sunday after Pentecost


7.00 am and 10.00 am

(Saint Bernard, Abb, Cf, D)


7.00 am and 10.00 am

(Saint Jeanne Frances Fremiot de Chantal, W)


7.00 am, 10.00 am and 6.00 pm

(Immaculate Heart of the B.V.M) - No EF Mass today at St Patrick’s Cathedral.


7.00 am and 10.00 am

(Saint Philip Benizi, Cf)


7.00 am, 10.00 am and 6.00 pm

(St Bartholomew, Ap)


8.00 am, 10.00 am, and 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)

(Saint Louis, K, Cf)

Sunday (26th Aug)

8.00 am, 10.30 am (Solemn Mass) and 5.00 pm

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Next Mass at St Joseph’s, Iona – Sunday 2nd September

Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


19th August - After every Mass, recitation of the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

14th October 10.30 am - Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne (Cardinal Burke)

31st Aug, 2014 - Cardinal Burke in Maryvale about to celebrate Solemn Pontifical Mass in St Aloysius' church